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LNG developments in Gladstone harbour a threat to world heritage values

August 05, 2011

The Queensland and federal governments have been embarrassed by a UNESCO report expressing 'extreme concern' about liquid natural gas developments on Curtis Island and in Gladstone harbour. UNESCO indicated they considered these a potential threat to the world heritage values of the Great Barrier...

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APPEA fudges report on groundwater impacts

August 04, 2011

Statements released today by the industry body for coal seam gas, APPEA, on the groundwater impacts of CSG are not an accurate representation of an original report. Spokesperson Ross Dunne stated the study commissioned by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) shows...

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Alarm as fourth dugong death reported in Gladstone

July 25, 2011

With a fourth dugong found dead, washed up on a beach in Gladstone harbour, environmentalists are warning of an ecological disaster in this section of the Great Barrier Reef world heritage area. Four dead dugong, three dolphins and more than 40 turtles have all...

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NSW govt puts moratorium on fracking: what is the Bligh govt doing?

July 21, 2011

Today's announcement by the NSW government of a moratorium on the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in coal seam gas extraction exposes the charade by the Bligh government that they are pursuing the public interest with their policy on this industry. NSW Resources...

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